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o'reilly factor" is on. tonight: >> why did the majority of people in the polls not support obama care? >> actually, i think it's pretty evenly. >> bill: it's close. the majority don't support it? >> it's evenly guided, bill. >> bill: president obama says he believes most americans want his health care reforms. a new poll says that's not the case. we'll give you the stats. >> bill: another undercover tape showing a planned parenthood employee talking about covering up underaged sex. why is this organization getting taxpayer dollars? >> you condone the behavior on the tape of one of your employees covering up underaged sex trafficking? >> the hate from the bronx is doctored. >> you have seen the tape. >> i have not seen the full tape yet. >> bill: because before the controversy planned parenthood is now on the run. but we caught up with their spokesperson. >> you don't know whether it was doctored or not, do you? >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. why americans are turni
you. >> reporter: thank you. megyn: there is this fox news alert. the obama administration has just announced that it will no longer defend the same-sex -- no, the defense of marriage act. they call it doma, defense of marriage act. president clinton signed it. it allows states to refuse to recognize same-sex unions from other states. it's been in place for more than a decade. the u.s. attorney general, eric holder, just announced that president obama does not believe the law is constitutional and neither does eric holder. they're no longer going to enforce the federal law that's on the books passed by congress, signed by president clinton, and still very much a law. joining me now on the phone to react to the breaking news is maggie gallagher. she's chairman of the national organization for marriage. maggie, this is stunning. president obama has made no secret of the fact that he doesn't like the defense of marriage act and yet they've also been open at the white house that while they would like to see it repealed, they know that the u.s. congress will not repeal the act. in the wa
obama gives up cigarettes for good. >>> sports sponsored by just for men, for mustache and beard. keep your edge. men, for mustache and beard. keep your edge. ,,,,,,,, >>> on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. sunshine, light winds, and cold temperatures will be around for the northeast. freezing temps will be on the move further in the texas region from the northern plains. and nice, sunny weather covers the west coast. >>> here's another look at this morning's top stories. anti-government protesters in egypt say they will not back down on the demands that president hosni mubarak leave office immediately. but, the mubarak government warns the protests cannot go on forever. >>> and prosecutors in los angeles say they will file felony grand theft charges against lindsay lohan. police say lohan was being investigated for allegedly stealing a necklace from a jewelry store. >>> today first lady michelle obama marks the first anniversary of her "let's move" campaign. her signature campaign is aimed at ending childhood obesity through exercise and healthier eating. amo
in a deadly night of a college faw ternity pare -- fraternity part. >> president obama bill o'reilly riley covering mer ground than any player on the field. >> you deny you are a man who wants to redistribute wealth? >> absolutely. i lowered taxes over the last two years. >> tonight their entire discussion that might leave the super bowl feeling more like the half time show. >> paying the price for doing their job. two members of our fox family savagely beating and left to wonder if they would be beaten by thugs in cairo. their terrifying ordeal a in thr own words. >> within 40 seconds people are all over us that's when our life or death struggle began. >> i thought okay i am afraid to travel. >> how their nightmare took another dark turn just when they thought it was over. >>> plus born 100 years ago today he left a living legacy for generations to come. tonight celebrating the life of president ronald reagan and the museum honoring his memory. >> i know ronny would be thrilled and is thrilled to have all of you share in this 100th birthday. >> a fox exclusive consider it the super bowl o
. >> thanks. >> president obama is also weighing in on the revolution. he reflected on the words of one protester who described the country's massive shift. >> most people have discovered in the last few days that they are worth something. >> good saturday morning to you. >> good morning. >> i understand that the u.s. is working to reassure the allies in the region. what do we know about that. >> we learned overnight that the united states has sent the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. that is admiral mike mullen to jordan and israel. who key u.s. allies in the region. israel somewhat jittery. it has been reported time and time again. after all, a 30 year peace agreement with egypt could be in jeopardy. no one is saying that is going to happen for sure. on the other hand, no one is really certain how the process towards democracy, the free and fair elections that president obama called for in his appearance yesterday, how that is all going to play out. and mullen is there in a sense to reassure israel as he is with jordan. jordan had their share of unrest although very minor in com
with that part of the story. >> thanks. >> reporter: the obama administration still considering what to do. not actioning. even though critics complain that president obama needs to do more to stop the crisis in a nation that produces as much oil as we do in the entire gulf of mexico. so far he's waiting. president obama again issued a warning. >> we strongly condemn the use of violence in libya. >> reporter: backers of libyan strong man moammar gadhafi are defiant. the day after the dictator vowed to crush the rebellion, h power is slipping. and his nation is split. rebels now control eastern libya. some libyan soldiers have defected. >> we are behind the people. >> reporter: gadhafi backers blame the west. and many americans are leaving, a dozen or two getting out on a dutch plane, many more tonight on a ferry. amid the chaos, u.s. and european diplomats and their families worried about being hurt or held hostage. the crisis is driving up gasoline prices. $3.69 in chicago. crude oil as $100 a barrel for the first time since 2008. libya is a big producer. but big oil's deals with gadhafi
on michelle obama, encouraging mothers to breast-feed. >>> we begin in bahrain. a key ally in the middle east. we see the turmoil there. protesters criticizing the royal family, calling on them to step down. tens of thousands of protesters were driven from the streets by tear gas and rubber bullets overnight. at least two were killed and hundreds wounded. and miguel marquez is right in the middle of it and joins us this morning. miguel? >> reporter: george, 2 people at least five people were killed here and 100 people injured in a surprise crackdown that shocked everybody here last night. the streets of manama are very quiet today. the military is in charge. what began as a peaceful demonstration, in an instant, became a violent melee. hundreds of heavily-armed police swept through pearl square in the heart of manama bahrain's capital city. men, women and children were camping out after a day of protests here. it began a little after 3:00 a.m. helicopters circled overhead. police, in huge numbers, began pushing towards the square. i called abc news radio to report what
obama broke his public silence on the violence calling it, quote, outrageous. he said his highest priority is protecting u.s. citizens as the state department works to liberate them from libya by ferry. >>> protests continue over a proposal to strip public employees in wisconsin of collective bargaining rights and now that divide is deepening after a prank phone call to that state's governor puts a spotlight on potential motives behind the controversy. here's nbc national investigative correspondent michael isakoff. >> reporter: publicly, governor scott walker defended the rights is about saving money. >> we'll balance the budget the right way and not push it off. >> reporter: in a phone call he thought he was having with a major campaign donor, he provided evidence that the real motivation is what they have been saying all along, to crush public unions. >> you essentially are having taxpayers' money being used to to lobby. it's absolutely clous. >> reporter: he believed the caller was koch. he was talking to a left-leaning journalist posing as koch. >> this is our moment. >> repo
's the view inside the obama administration, could iran turn into the next egypt. they're being aggressive in their public statements about iran. >> they are, but they are realistic about the fact that iran is a different ball game, you just talked about it, it is extremely repressive. the level of repression is much higher actually, than it was in egypt, and almost anywhere they're executing, torturing, rounding up people, so realistically, to think that something could happen that easily, there's no illusion i think here. that said, there is that tide of people's movements that is definitely sweeping. you just showed the map, sweeping that region. by saying that perhaps the same thing, the people of iran should take the same rights that everyone else is entitled to could be a powerful message. also, don't forget after the 2009 election in iran, the united states did not speak out very forcefully, very quickly, and now it is. so they are changing. they're being much more aggressive. >> fareed, the hypocrisy of the iranian regime is pretty extraordinary for them to be praising the egyptian
asked about that honor. >> i think it's a real honor. when obama called me about it, i was thrilled and i consider the medal of freedom a very special thing. i don't know whether the american people do so i'll be up there getting my little thing, the rosette for the lapel. >> the medal of freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor. mr. bush will receive the award on february 15th at the white house. and those are the headlines. congratulations. >> that's awful nice. >> the ongoing crisis in egypt continues as now there's a general strike over there and now the protesters who were told to go away are fanning out to the parliament building as well as the health and human services building. now, more behind the scenes, back channel talks are being exposed and confirmed by the white house that shows the saudi king essentially firing a verbal warning shot to president obama. >> that's right. ford and you're looking live at pictures of the people in the streets right now in cairo. four days after the people took to the streets, apparently the king of saudi arabia called barack obama
.s., president obama broke his public silence on the violence calling it, quote, outrageous and he said his highest priority is protecting u.s. citizens as the state department worked to evacuate them from libya by ferry. those efforts have been delayed by weather. >>> the device in wisconsin over bargaining rights is deepening after a prank phone call that the state's governor put a spotlight on potential motives behind that controversy. here is michael isakoff. >> reporter: publicly, the governor has said the fight against union rights is to balance the budget. in a phone call he thought he was having with a major phone donner, walker provided his critics with evidence that his real motivation has been about crushing public unions. >> this is essentially about having the taxpayer used to pay to lobby with the taxpayer money. it's ridiculous. >> reporter: the caller was believed to be david koch. in fact, he was talking to a left leading journalist posing as koch. >> this is our moment. >> reporter: the governor's plan would force the government to contribute with pension and benefits, sev
makovec, cbs 5. >>> a major reversal on gay marriage by uncle sam. the obama administration says it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law that bans the recognition of same-sex marriage. the justice department had backed the defense of marriage act until now. obama administration officials note the supreme court has ruled that laws criminalizing homosexual conduct are unconstitutional. >>> president obama is condemning the bloodshed in libya as new scenes of violence and chaos begin to trickle out of that country. the this is the latest amateur video that appears to show protestors destroying monuments and posters of their ruler moammar qaddafi. reports are surfacing that a libyan pilot chose to crash his jet instead of bombing a city. today the state department began ferrying u.s. citizens out of the country to the malta. the evacuation comes a day after qaddafi vowed to fight until his last drop of blood. >> he clearly is defiant and has pledged more violence here and so i don't think this is going to end quietly. >> president obama is expected to speak on
elections. >>> budget showdown. president obama proposes a plan to slash the deficit but republicans say it's not enough. and grammy gold. who were the big winners on recording city's biggest night? those stories and more are straight ahead. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry and this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with a new path in egypt. following weeks of protest that brought down the reign of the now former president hosni mubarak, egyptians are looking to the future with a cautious optimi optimism. egypt's military is in control and made sweeping changes so far welcomed by prodemocracy protesters. military leaders have imposed marshal law, dissolved the parliament and suspended the constitution saying it will be in charge only until elections are held which could take place as soon as six months from now. meanwhile, normalcy is starting to move to cairo. they began to tear down tents in the square despite resistance of protesters who want to stay. >>> lawmakers are shifting their focus to a showdown over president obama's proposed 2012 budget. the president de
out. go out. >> reporter: president obama issued a written statement saying, we urge the egyptian government to move swiftly to explain the changes. and to spell out in clear and unambiguous language the step-by-step process that will lead to democracy. and that white house statement did not mention president mubarak by name. it continued, though, saying the egyptian people made it clear there's no going back to the way things were. vinita and rob? >> emily schmidt in washington this morning. thank you. >>> after yesterday's developments what is happening on the ground right now? aaron katersky joins us live from cairo. aaron, what are you seeing? >> reporter: good morning. we're on the road to the part of cairo where the presidential palace is located. where president mubarak has been under heavy guard with members of his family, where they heard the speech that enraged people here. on the way, we're seeing empty streets. people are praying at friday prayers. but there's been calls for 21 egyptians to come to the streets. and we're waiting to see how the army responds to the prot
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this hour, president obama reaches out to the nation's business leaders with a speech at the u.s. chamber of commerce. now, they are some of the most influential players in washington, and they're going to be there. carol costello is here with more. this is a group that raised a lot of money for the republicans, helped them win the house majority here and he's sitting down and speaking before them. obviously, he's trying to mend fences here. >> yes, the president is about to speak before the u.s. chamber of commerce, a powerful pro business lobby. it's kind of a kiss and makeup kind of thing. president obama called ceo types fat cats and accused the chamber of funneling money from overseas to support republican candidates. today to the chagrin of union types, president obama seems to be embracing big business. the president's new chief of staff is former j.p. morgan chase guy, and the chairman of the council on jobs is jeff. iimldt. he will tell them it's their members's responsibility to hire workers and pay decent wages, although that is not happening yet. the unemployment rate is 9%, a
on that story. good morning. >> today, president obama sits down with his republican rivals from the house. one day after a congressional panel signs off on what would be the largest budget cuts in u.s. history. on the lunch menu at the white house today, the economy, with a side of spending. president obama hosting top house republicans, including house speaker john boehner and majority leader eric cantor. >> without a doubt, i think there will be a heavy discussion on the economy and on spending. >> with the national debt at a staggering $14 trillion, the focus in washington is on fiscal restraint. >> people are angry about bridges to nowhere. >> republicans and democrats generally agree something needs to be done, but clash over where to cut and by how much. >> a lot of people around the country think we operate here in washington with a culture of spendthrift. we need to replace that with a culture of thrift. >> a bipartisan group of senators floated an idea to give the president a new kind of line-item veto. >> it is really just about shining a spotlight on specific spending items that do
situation for egypt. we are hearing now from president obama. he says the egyptian people should decide the process of transition. >> they want freedom and fair and free elections, they want a representative government and responsive government. you have to transition now. mubarak has decided that he's not running for reelection. his term is up this year. >> the president says egypt will not be the country that it once was. thousands are still gathered in the main square in cairo this morning demanding mubarak's immediate resignation. courtney robinson reporting. back to you. >> thank you. >>> president obama spoke about the crisis in egypt during a pre-super bowl interview with bill o'reilly. mr. obama says that he cannot force the tipton president to step down immediately, but he says that he is confident the to to people will establish a representative government that the u.s. can work with. >>> the lombardi trophy is returning to the title town. the green bay packers took on the pittsburgh steelers in super bowl xlv last night. aaron rogers led his team to its first super bowl win i
want to write it down on your hand. anyway -- >> president obama sat down with bill o'reilly for a wide ranging interview during the super bowl coverage. mike viqueira is at the white house with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's a super bowl tradition. an interview with the network airing the game. the president continued to walk the political and diplomatic tight rope on egypt while where you shalling -- brushing off personal attacks. mr. obama sat down with a frequent critic, bill o'reilly where the subject turned to egypt and hosni mubarak. >> only he knows what he's going to do. here's what we know. egypt is not going back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom. >> reporter: he's come close in recent days. >> an orderly transition must be meaningful. >> reporter: president obama would not call for mubarak to step down before september elections. >> what we can do, bill, is we can say that the time is now for you to start making a change in that country. >> reporter: while conceding that there are anti-u.s. elements within the muslim brotherhood, the pr
. going for obama in 2008. then gop mcdonald the following election. in arlington, news4. >>> senator webb is a decorated marine who served in vietnam. he was secretary of the navy under president ronald reagan. he was also a best selling author. >>> in egypt today, thousands continued to gather in cairo's main square. protesters blocked the path to parliament. the expanded protest followed a warning from egypt's vice president that the demonstrations would not be tolerated much longer. mean while they increased security along the road to the palace. protest leaders plan to march on the palace this friday. >>> still to come, lindsay lohan facing a felony because of a necklace. is she headed back to jail? >> she's in court. we'll have the latest after the break. >>> also, a feisty older lady gives robbers a run for their money. >>> more pain at the pump. could you be paying much more for gas if maryland lawmakers get their way? >>> i'm liz crenshaw. the tricks of the trade for valentines brunch. >>> news4 at 5:00 -- >> is just getting started. [ male announcer ] from maryland to the mall an
while loyalists still try to take power over the rebellion in tripoli. president obama spoke out today to come up with a full range of options, including possible sanctions. >> we strongly condemn the use of violence in libya. the american people extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all who have been killed and injured. the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous, and it is unacceptable. >> president nicholas sarcozi wants the union to cut economic ties with libya. they are considering a no fly zone over the country to prevent ghadafi from using war planes to slaughter his own people. >>> to the new zealand earthquake, australia, united states, england, taiwan and japan all helping out. they are feeling the crews are likely to find survivors elsewhere than christchurch. one building could have 150 bodies inside. 238 hurt after the quake. >>> here's a story you don't hear too often, the federal government refusing to defend one of its own laws, but that's exactly what the obama administration is going to start doing. find out why next. but first, all the fighti
house, president obama spoke out against the violence today and spoke up for the libyan people. >> the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous. and it is unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters and further punish the people of libya. these actions violate international norms and every standard of common decency. this violence must stop. the change that is taking place across the region is being driven by the people of the region. this change doesn't represent the work of the united states or any foreign power. it represents the aspirations of people who are seeking a better life. as one libyan said, we just want to be able to live like human beings. we just want to be able to live like human beings. it is the most basic of aspirations. that is driving this change, and throughout this time of transition, the united states will continue to stand up for freedom, stand up for justice, and stand up for the dignity of all people. >> president obama today. but keeping them honest, the u.s. and europe has a lot to answer for in its willingness to turn a blind
the scene this morning. no word on the victim's identity. >>> late this morning, the obama administration announced it will no longer defend the constitutionality of the defense of maferrage act. that's the 1996 federal law that bans the recognition of same-sex marriages. same-sex couples have sued to have the law overturned. the justice department will side with those who say the law is unconstitutional. >> we're now anticipating that this will move to the courts and the courts will decide. >> congress may now appoint it's own -- its own lawyers to defend the law or outside groups might take up the role. swree a reporter working -- we have a reporter working on this story now and will have more at 5:00. >>> the united nations may impose a no-fly zone over libya if unconfirmed reports of attacks on civilians turn out to be true. protesters are broadcasting video of street scenes on youtube as reports surface about the crackdown by m oammar gadhafi. earlier today, we heard that a libyan pie lil intentionally -- pilot intentionally crashed a libyan plane instead of following orders to bomb
trillion on the economic stimulus. and then they turned their attention to obama care. megyn: they said that would save jobs as well. >> we've seen the results of that, haven't we? instead, they've had piled enormous amounts of debt on to this country. blew up the deficit and -- megyn: when you hear dick durbin, number two democrat in the senate, saying, we don't know what we'll do next. and in this political environment where republicans are so focused on cutting spending, what could we get through? democrats believe we should spend more, more stimulus, more investment in infrastructure. and now it's not just durbin, because the democrats will have a retreat in virginia to talk about it. and senators across the conference are saying, they don't know what course their leaders will take to lower unemployment figures. >> look, everything they've tried so far has failed and cost the country trillions of dollars. the fundamental approach that the democrats have taken, which has proven to be a failure, is government intervention and government spending. what the republicans want to tell the
. >>> the obama administration announced that a $53 billion plan to build a network of high-speed trains across the u.s. in fact, it's already made obama to win the election of 1836. >>> tonight he welcomes in jennifer aniston and piers morgan. that's "late night with jimmy fallon" on your local nbc station. >>> and it's time now for your "first look" at entertainment news. lindsay lohan was arraigned and then the judge who won't be giving her the star treatment. moments after she entered the guilty tree, the judge warned her the seriousness of the charge. he said you're no different than anyone else, so don't push your luck. if she's accused of breaking the law while free, he will have her held without bail. >>> elsewhere, thought of as a relatively happy couple in show business, yesterday ashlee simpson and pete wentz announced they're splitting up after less than three years of marriage. >>> three months into their marriage, katie perry is asking friends if they have recommendations for a therapist> reputation. jie think you can score with the evil stepmother. >> she can sell it. she's been
this afternoon. yesterday, vice president joe biden announced that president obama wants to invest $53 billion in high speed rail in the country over the next six years. an invest. that biden said is good for the infrastructure and the economy. >> the fact is public infrastructure investment raises private sector productivity and creates jobs. >> reporter: keep in mind this is not a done deal. it's just a proposal. the president still must convince the republican-led house to go along with this and that could be very difficult considering there are calls for cuts of all of the budget across the board. at least in discretionary spending. there are many californians who wonder why the state needs high speed rail. it's expensive at $43 billion as mentioned and that's assuming the cost doesn't increase which some analysts and critics believe will. and then there is a question of who is going to use high speed rail when you can fly between the bay area and los angeles at speeds obviously much faster than a train, at a relatively cheap cost. reporting live, bob redell, today in the "bay area living.
doing lunch. at the white house the ultimate power lunch. in half an hour president obama hosts white house republicans. >> republicans are continuing to be focused -- >> house speaker john boehner, eric cantor and kevin mccarthy will sit down with the president today. vice president joe biden is also attending. on the menu -- >> heavy discussion on the economy and on spending. >> both sides say they are looking forward to a thoughtful discussion. white house spokesman robert gibbs says the president wants to talk over his state of the union proposals and foreign policy issues like the crisis in egypt. republicans want to talk about slashing spending and health care reform and while that conversation may get testy, it may lead to more productive government. here is mccarthy on "morning joe." >> i'm the one who believes this divided government creates a structure to get together. >> you can get something done. >> after two years of the two sides taking sides the president is pushing forward on his promise to reach out to conservatives. he visited his next door neighbors at the conserva
, but that is not what they heard. >> he gave president -- of power to the vice-president. >> earlier, president obama said he was following the developments and pledged the u.s. will do all it can to support an orderly and genuine transition to democracy. >> what is absolutely clear is that we are witnessing history unfold. it is a moment of transformation that is taking place because the fuel of egypt are calling for change. >> the military announced on state tv that it has stepped in to secure the country and promised protesters that their demands will be met. in washington, the cia director told the house intelligence committee the developments in egypt will have a tremendous impact. >> if it is done right, it will help us a great deal in trying to promote stability in that part of the world. if it happens wrong, it could create serious problems for us and for the rest of the world. >> president obama watch mubarak's speech aboard air force one and called for a security meeting at the white house. >> thousands of you received our breaking e-mail alert this afternoon telling you of the live video o
president obama, driving home the same point that now, right now, those two sides, the government and the opposition have to come together. but they're not reaching in and cracking heads at all. it really has to be an egyptian process. >> jill dougherty in washington, thanks so much for that update. we'll check back with you throughout the afternoon. >>> also, straight ahead, lots of folks looking forward to this in this country, the super bowl. but guess what? it's a pretty dangerous situation at the site of tomorrow's big game. you see the ice right there forming. ice actually slid off the roof of the cowboy stadium in arlington, texas, and one man was hit in the head. he is in stable condition and he's in the hospital. five other people had minor injuries. the dallas/ft. worth area got hit with snow and ice and we'll be taking you live to cnn's mark mckay in articling don in just a minute. but first, karen mcginnis is in the weather center, it gets cold in dallas but this is very strange. >> this is kind of a series of systems, not just for texas but for the midwest, the ohio r
director and president obama about said the administration clearly expected him to step down today. but mubarak again confounded expectation by revving to leave office. the white house has been putting a lot of pressure on mubarak to resign immediately. but in today's speech and in what many say is a direct snub to president obama, mubarak said he's staying put. more now from about abc christiane. >> what i found extraordinary today was his that his speech he directly addressed the people of liberation square. he talked directly to them and they talked directly back to him with that roar of disapproval. after his speech. it's a real sort of interesting dialogue that is going on right now. between the leadership and the people in that square. he did say that he was going to give over a substantial part of his powers to the vice president. i have been asking over again and everybody keeps assuring me that the army will not intervene in any way against the people. >> now late today president obama questioned whether mubarak pledge to shift power to his vice president is a meani
p. >> reporter: many here in egypt believe the obama administration is trying to ease off pressure in egypt. washington is not calling for a rapid regime change and is refusing to endorse the protesters demands that president mubarak immediately step down. life is returning to cairo as egypt is now looking for a way out of this crisis. the new vice president omar suleiman today announced that the government has a schedule and a road map for a peaceful transition from mubarak's regime until the elections next fall. but the protesters don't trust that mubarak will carry out any reforms. they're still camped out in tahrir square. the demonstrators are trying to form a committee to represent them. and they have been inspired by the release yesterday of a blogger and google executive after 12 days of detention. please don't turn me into a hero, he said, i'm an ordinary person, the heroes are in the street. but time may no longer be on the demonstra demonstrator's side. shopkeepers say it mostly just dust off their souvenirs. there are no tourists, no business. egyptians are now divided
obama opened his speech at the national prayer breakfast talking about the ongoing situation overseas. he said he is praying for the people of egypt and hopes the violence will end soon. >> we're also mindful of the violence that we're now seeing in the middle east. and we pray that the violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized and that a better day will dawn over egypt and throughout the world. >> joining president obama at the breakfast was congresswoman gabby giffords' husband mark kelly. the president said that he wanted them to know that, quote, we and god are with them for the long haul. >>> and while the riots in egypt go into their tenth day, there continue to be rallies in and around d.c. a rally supporting the people of egypt will take place later today at the state department. that's where aaron gilchrist is right now. >> reporter: that rally is expected to begin around noon today. several groups coming together. they say they're calling for democracy in egypt, not dictatorship. so they'll gather here outside the
of their fighter jet and let it crash. less than two hours ago president obama broke his silence on what appears to be a brewing civil war. suffering and blood shed is outrage just and shooting peaceful protesters. >> shepard: team fox coverage now wendell goler at the white house. first, leland vittert streaming live this evening from cairo, egypt at the scene of the last major uprising in libya's next door neighbor. leland? >> shepard, it is fair to say that libya is indeed on the verge of civil war. the images coming out of tripoli do indeed show forces massing ready to fight as colonel gaddafi said to the last drop of blood there are army jeeps there in the streets as they long and bloody val. he will die a martyr, getting video out of libya is incredibly difficult. mostly amateur video coming out with the tens of thousands of people trying to escape this violence. as they are coming out the army is letting them go, they are searching them, taking their cell phones and any kind of video they have so the world can't see what's really going on inside that country. shepard? >> shepard: leland v
the gift of life. >> president obama hosted top republican leaders at the white house for lunch. what was discussed there? host: could switching to geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance? host: does it take two to tango? ♪ ♪ anncr: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >>> an unexpected fee has one woman's dream house in jeopardy. >> stephen tschida has the story. >> instead of seeing her dream house, she looks at a deserted foundation. >> i should be leaving here by now. -- i should be living here. >> initially county officials told her she did not have to pay a new home construction surcharge, but then she got hit with a $13,000 fee to alleviate overcrowding in schools. >> the fee is designed for builders bidding -- building subdivisions. >> but the $13,000 has dragged on so long that construction has ground to a halt. this woman doubts whether her dream house will be built. but home builders are exempt only when the original house is destroyed by fire, explosion or natural disaster. some lawmakers believe the statute pertains to developers o
mortgage giants, may soon be history. the "wall street journal" reports the obama administration could introduce several plans this week aimed at phasing out the two troubled agency. the federal government bailed both of them out back in 2008. >>> wall street this morning looking for eight straight up days when trading begins in two hours. here's ashley morrison with your moneywatch report. >>> reporter: asian markets saw profit-taking after china's central bank hiked interest traits. the nikkei lost a fraction and the hang seng was down more than 1%. ben bernanke testifies on capitol hill today. on tuesday stocks finished higher for the 7th straight session. the dow jumped another 71 points while the nasdaq tacked on 13. shares of toyota jumped 4% after a government investigation found no electronic flaws were to blame for reports of sudden unintended acceleration in its vehicles. the transportation department says the acceleration issues were caused by mechanical problems fixed by previous recalls. nasa engineers examined 280,000 lines of software code during the investigation. >>> m
often leaves women with lasting arm swelling, stiffness and pain. >>> president obama has fought a long battle with cigarettes. and apparently, he's winning. the first lady says mr. obama has not smoked in nearly a year. but there's still no word on when that first anniversary is. mr. obama said the president wants to be able to tell his daughters that he is not a smoker. >>> one of the army's most high-profile soldiers is calling it quits. medal of honor recipient, sal giunta, is leaving the military to attend college in colorado. giunta is the first living service member from the wars in afghanistan or iraq, to receive the nation's highest military honor. >>> as unlikely as it sounds, an immigration paperwork issue may end the season of one of florida's best high school basketball teams. the team was forced to forfeit all the games in this 19-year-old brian delancy played. the problem, is that delancy came to the school three years ago from the bahamas. and the school never filed the right eligibility paperwork for him to play. an appeal is their last hope. >>> as for other hoops team
as they prepared to take off. he was released unharmed. >>> president obama is doing what millions of americans have struggled to do. he has given up smoking. but is his love affair with tobacco really over? >> reporter: it's one decision that seems to have everybody on president obama's side. >> even though i'm a republican, go, obama. >> i think it's great. >> reporter: after spending decades as a smoker, the president is no longer lighting up. his wife michelle obama revealed tuesday that her husband hasn't had a cigarette in almost a year. white house spokesman robert gibbs says the president was able to quit with the help of the first lady and aides who also stopped smoking. >> to try to quit smoking to try to overcome the physical addiction that they have. they do it not just because they want to but because others want them to. >> reporter: about 46 million americans smoke. and brain research has shown nicotine is powerfully addictive. three out of four smokers who try to quit relapse within six months. >> reporter: even president obama admitted in 2009 to taking the occasional puff. >>
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>>> good morning. first on "today," michelle obama comes to our studio for her first live morning show interview. the ongoing crisis in egypt, her passion to make children healthier, and the role she played in getting her husband to give up his decade-long smoking habit. >>> winter's assault -- another powerful winter storm battering the nation's midsection with up to a foot of snow expected in some parts. here in the east, residents brace for a blast of bone-chilling arctic air. >>> court date -- lindsay lohan on probation already for a dui will be charged for felony grand theft for allegedly stealing a necklace. will the judge send her back to jail? we're live at the courthouse today, wednesday, february 9, we're live at the courthouse today, wednesday, february 9, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. we are thrilled around here because the first lady is making her first visit to our studio this morning. >> probably more people than normal here. the visit comes
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